Teacher Recruitment Fair Is Feb. 9

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Hamilton County Department of Education’s Innovation Zone will be hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair at Eastgate Town Center, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Innovation Zone officials said they will be recruiting teachers who:

Have a child centered approach to teaching and learning
Want to work in a stimulating professional environment
Embrace the iZone philosophy and mission of school turnaround
Promote high academic standards and high expectations
Are excited by learning and implementing new ideas in their classrooms
Have a deep knowledge of their subject and area of instruction
Will motivate and enthuse students
Are ready to transform lives

Why work in an iZone school? 
High quality, differentiated professional development from teacher leaders and national experts
Concentrated resources in talent, time, technology, and community and parental support
Potential signing, retention, and performance pay bonuses
Leadership and career advancement opportunities
Opportunity to work with a 100% mission aligned and committed staff
Tremendous journey to transform lives
Benefits of Teaching in the ZONE
Strong Supportive Leadership
Quality Administrators and iZone staff armed with tools necessary to ensure teachers have what they need to reach each and every child.
Customized Professional Development
Quality, job-embedded professional development: Teacher Mentor Program, Instructional support and lead teachers, differentiated professional development opportunities.
Strong Support Staff
Content specific coaches, data coaches, inclusion coaches, family partnership specialists, and interventionists all working in concert to accomplish our goals.
Teacher Incentives
Stipends, Extended Contracts and Performance Pay Incentives (TIF) that compensate teachers for further school improvement efforts.


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